General Information

1. All music history and literature courses have a minimum pre- or corequisite of English 110.

2. All music history courses and advanced courses have minimum theory prerequisites. Any of these courses may be postponed beyond the first recommended semester in order to accommodate academic requirements or to fit in a desired elective. The prerequisites and the proper order of courses must be observed, however. Selected courses in the music history sequence may be offered with writing credit(e.g., 248W or 249W). See the registration schedule each semester for designated courses.

3. Students assigned to 71, 73, or 74 as a result of the Qualifying Examination are required to complete all of the assigned courses before taking Music 101, 171, or 173. For such students, the following course sequences will be delayed by at least one semester, but the basic sequence of courses stays the same.

4. The music major is thorough and demanding, and the courses are time-consuming. It may be necessary to extend the course work beyond a four-year period. Particularly if the student needs to work a substantial number of hours because he or she is partially self-supporting, it is advisable to keep the course load manageably light and to plan on more than four years of study. This is especially true if the student has been assigned to Music 71, 73, or 74, or if the Music Education sequence is planned.

5. The suggested semester plan below lists required courses only. Students should complete their programs with other academic requirements and music and other electives as their course schedules allow.

6. Undergraduate students already thinking of graduate study should consider additional work in foreign languages. Virtually all graduate programs have a language requirement for admission and/or graduation. Members of the musicology faculty should be consulted for further advice. Those who wish to prepare for graduate studies in musicology or theory need to attain reading competence in at least one foreign language (preferably German, French or Italian) for the Masters, and at least two for the doctorate; those interested in medieval or Renaissance studies will need Latin as well. At least three years of German and two years of a Romance language are recommended.

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